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Hunters check 12,141 deer during muzzleloader season

Hunters check 12,141 deer during muzzleloader season

By Ohio, deer, muzzleloader, season

Hunters completed the 2022 muzzleloader season with 12,141 deer checked from Jan. 8 to Tuesday, Jan. 11. Over the past three years, an average of 11,501 deer were taken with a muzzleloader during the same four-day period. Top 10 counties for deer harvested during the 2022 muzzleloader season include Coshocton (467), Tuscarawas (455), Guernsey (386), Ashtab...

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Alabama hunters urged not to overreact to CWD news

Alabama hunters urged not to overreact to CWD news

By David Rainer/Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Photo: In the initial stages, deer infected with CWD may appear normal. - Photo courtesy Kansas DWP. Alabama’s first case of chronic wasting disease (CWD) was confirmed last week in northwest Alabama, and Chuck Sykes, director of the Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) Division, urges all hunters and concerned citizens not to overreact. &...

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Recent Hunting News

Georgia, Florida alert hunters to Alabama CWD status change
Georgia, Florida alert hunters to Alabama CWD status change

By Georgia Department of Natural Resources | Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

When the Alabama Department of Conservation and Wildlife Resources announced Jan. 7, 2022, that Chronic Wasting Disease has been detected in a sample collected from a harvested deer in Alabama, a first for the state, its border states of Ge... READ MORE


Turkey draw hunts applications  open Jan. 15
Turkey draw hunts applications open Jan. 15

By Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries & Parks

Applications for 2022 turkey draw hunts at participating WMAs will be open from Jan. 15 through Feb. 15. To apply for a WMA draw here. Nonresident hunters are now required to obtain a special, no-cost Public Land Endorsement when hunting an... READ MORE


CWD detected in Lauderdale County, first in state
CWD detected in Lauderdale County, first in state

By Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

A sample recently collected from a hunter-harvested white-tailed deer in west-central Lauderdale County has been confirmed positive for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). This is the first case of CWD detected in Alabama’s deer herd. "CWD... READ MORE


Final weekend of firearms season reopens Jan. 7
Final weekend of firearms season reopens Jan. 7

By Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Final weekend of the January firearm deer season, the state’s most popular hunt, season opens Jan. 7 in Deer Management Region B. Region B includes all of the state except the westernmost counties. Hunters with a valid hunting l... READ MORE


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